Friday, August 30, 2013

Fall and Vintage Jewelry: New inventory and the trend!

This season it seems it is all about over accessorizing. Vintage inspirations abound from the runway to  magazine spreads.  Lots of stacking and oversized chains.  See the complete post on vintage jewelry trends. In honor of piling it on I have add new items from a large estate as well as lots of vintage fashion jewelry!

Check the pieces out on etsy or our store Sarara Vintage Couture. Email me if you can't find one of these and I'll send you the info.  A few arrivals:

60s William De Lillo Glass Necklace

30s-40s Coro Earrings

30s-40s Dragon set

1970s Macrame necklace

Edwardian ring

70s Trifari Waterfall Necklace

50s coral glass set

1920s Bohemian choker

Dragon necklace d├ętails

Mimi di N 1972 Frog Necklace

KJL bracelet, circa 1960s K.J.L

Sterling Danecraft cuff

Napier Double Dragon Necklace

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Celebrity Knitting Patterns

Bestway knitting pattern 692 - A hooded cardigan modelled by M.G.M film star Maureen O'Sullivan.
Maureen was born in 1911 to Irish/American parents and was best known for playing Jane in Tarzan opposite Jonny Weissmuller.
Maureen  married twice and is the mother of actress Mia Farrow.
Mr James Bond aka Roger Moore began his career as a knitting pattern model in the early 1950's and earned the nickname "The Big Knit".
Shakira Baksh wife of Actor Michael Caine a model and actress, it was love at first sight for Caine after seeing the former Miss World finalist on a Maxwell House Coffee advert on television. The pair celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary this year.
Patti Boyd former wife of George Harrison & Eric Clapton her modelling career began in 1962 she appeared on the cover of Vogue in 1969. She also appeared in a television advert  promoting Smiths Crisps, and played the part of Jean ( a schoolgirl on a train) in the film Hard Days Night where she met George Harrison.  The Eric Clapton song "Layla" was written for Patti by Eric.
contemporary of Patti's was Twiggy (Lesley Hornby), she was named as the Face of 1966 by The Daily Express Newspaper.
Twiggy has had a long modelling career, in 2012 she modelled for Marks & Spencers. She is also an accomplished Actress and Singer.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A VERY cool vintage class ring

Sometimes a piece of vintage is just so very cool! I recently acquired this 1933 class ring which had a unique look to it. After researching, I learned some really fun facts that made it even more of a treasure in my eyes.

Apparently the dragon like logo on the face represents the Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland! In 1888 two girls at the school decided to start a school newspaper and chose the name Jabberwock. They wrote to London to ask Lewis Carroll for permission which he granted in a hand written letter. How exciting that must have been for those girls!

You can read more about the story here on the Boston Latin Academy website. And the ring is available here on my Etsy site :)


Monday, August 12, 2013

To Have and To Hold.....

Don't you just love weddings?

I read last month's post on wedding gowns and so loved it that I decided to continue the wedding theme for my post this month.

More and more gals are going vintage when purchasing a wedding gown. From the practical point of the savings to wanting something "old" yet exquisite.

There are so many eras to choose from when searching for a gown. Fabrics back in the day were quality fabrics with many details from pearls to rhinestones.

 If you love the Titanic period, Downton Abbey style dresses can be found that are vintage. You can find the real 1910-1920 period gowns or some from the 1970's that are inspired by that period and are still vintage.

Vintage dresses are great for destination weddings. Especially dresses from the 1960s that are sheaths with removable overcoats. Short Mad Men style wedding dresses are easy to pack and are mod and fashionable.

You can save a lot of money buying a quality vintage dress that will have history and make a unique statement at your wedding.

Below, I am featuring some wedding dresses from my Etsy store. They show different styles from different eras.
1950s all lace
1960s Emma Domb
1970's Edwardian Inspired Gown
1960's short sheath with overcoat

1960's brocade overcoat with sleeveless matching sheath dress underneath the coat.